Volunteering

Yesterday, I participated in two volunteer events with the Kiwanis Club of Tyson’s Corner/McLean. The first was with Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation at the Fair Lakes PetSmart and the second was at the Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House.

The PetSmart event went really well. I met a lot of people and several dogs were adopted. Unfortunately, the two best dogs there somehow didn’t get adopted.
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Cheyenne is a small cattle dog mix. She’s six-years-old, only 27 pounds and mellow. The photo doesn’t do her justice. She has one blue eye and one brown eye. I spent most of the day with her and I’m telling you, as a dog person, Cheyenne is a great dog. Someone should snap her up because she’d make a great addition to anyone’s family. She’s good with dogs and children and just as sweet as she can be.
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Brandy was the other great dog that didn’t get adopted. This little thirteen-month-old girl is so sweet and so much prettier than in her picture. She looks to me like a beagle/chihuahua mix, and she’s just a doll. She was friendly with everyone, loves to be snuggled and at 18 pounds would fit into most homes. I also spent a lot of time with Brandy, and she is a good dog. She would make a fine companion for anyone.

Leaving PetSmart and going to the Ronald McDonald House, required a complete change of clothes and a quick cleanup. We made dinner for families coming back from the hospital. The menu included chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, cucumber salad and cookies for desert. Several people showed up from the Kiwanis and also from the Meetup that the Kiwanis posted. Fixing dinner as a group was a lot of fun. I got to meet more people and really enjoyed the whole experience. I’m hoping to officially join the Kiwanis soon. I really like this group. They are very active and a fun group of people to spend time with while helping out the community.

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